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Kleinow, Albert S.W. 1896-1916


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 3/7/2019 at 14:59:18

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Nov. 1916. McGregor column.

On Monday forenoon the community was horrified to hear of the terrible accident which befell Albert Kleinow while helping his two brothers, Alfred and Walter, saw wood at the home of their mother. In some way a belt holding the saw gave away, loosening the saw, which struck Mr. Kleinow on the cheek, severing the jugular vein, the saw going down his side. He spoke only once. He leaves a young wife and a baby, a mother, four sisters and six brothers.

(Note: No further obit was found in this newspaper for the next three weeks.)

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Added by S. Ferrall 3/7/2019:

Albert Samuel William Kleinow was born near Pleasant Ridge April 21, 1896. His sudden and unfortunate death occurred Nov. 13, 1916 at 10:30 a.m. at the age of 20 yrs. 6mo. and 22 days.

On Dec. 10, 1915 in Redfield, S.D. he was married to Miss Martha Reinhart and soon after, with his bride came to Iowa, and to Pleasant Ridge where he has since resided.

A little daughter had come into this already happy home to add to its light and joy, and happiness reigned supreme. But like a thunder bolt out of a clear sky the stroke came which changed the joyful home into one of sorrow.

It is said death loves a shining mark. In the midst of the bright hopes, expectations and aspirations of this young husband and father, our friend and brother, death came suddenly and without warning. While he and his brothers were sawing wood, the buzz saw broke from the frame and striking the side of the face and chest, wounded him to his death he spoke only a few words and soon expired.

He has fallen in the morning of life, ere the sun of his day had reached its meridian.

He was a loving son, a kind devoted and faithful husband and an affectionate and true brother, industrious, of good habits, morally upright, kind disposition and friendly, he was held in highest esteem by all who knew him.

We see the broken casket, the bodily form, no more. But God had in His own keeping the invaluable jem, the soul. This son, husband, brother, friend has left us, let us not forget that he has gone to Him who will do justly, show mercy, and err in no wise.

Besides his wife and infant daughter he leaves to mourn his loss, his mother, Mrs. Amelia Kleinow; four sisters, Mrs. Amelia Reynolds, of McGregor; Mrs. Anna Foster, of Pleasant Ridge; Miss Alfreda of Chicago; and Helen at home; and seven brothers, Charles of McGregor; George and Henry of North McGregor; Peter and Alfred of Holland, Minn.; and Fred and Walter at home.

The funeral services were held in the family home on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C.A. Peddlcord and the interment was in Pleasant Grove cemetery.

The services were largely attended. There was a profusion of flowers and the sons, with the exception of Walter, were the pall bearers.

Among those attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. George Welterman of Iroquois, S. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Heffner of Nora Springs; Mrs. Henry Rethhamel of Cresco; Peter and Alfred Kleinow of Hollander, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Heffner; Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith all of Volney; Mrs. Reinhart and daughter of South Dakota and John Evans of Minneapolis.

May the Lord give the bereaved ones "Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for heaviness."

"They never quite leave us, the friends who have passed,
From the shadow of death to the sunlight above.

A thousand sweet memories are holding them fast,
To the places they blessed by their presence and love,

Oh, comforting sweet thought, that though we stand on death's divided shores, love still can stretch to us it's angel hand, and lay its heart on ours."

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who assisted us during the death of Albert Kleinow.
Mrs. Albert Kleinow, Mother and Brothers and Sisters.

~North Iowa Times, Thursday, November 16, 1916


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